Cadence Makes a Child Smile
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS
Cadence Design Systems (I) Pvt Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of San Jose, California-headquartered Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence’s software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster—from semiconductors to printed circuit boards to whole systems. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com. Cadence has been in India since 1987 and has offices located in Noida, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.
A focus of Cadence’s involvement in the community has been on children, and in enabling them to earn a livelihood on their own. A few of the programs where Cadence has contributed are:
- Partnered with ICARE Hospital NOIDA to establish an 18-month Vision Technician Training course for underprivileged boys and girls focused on nursing assistant training in the field of ophthalmology. 30 students enrolled to this program in 2016 can expect to get jobs as ophthalmic nursing assistants in polyclinics and hospitals this current year.
- As an extension to the support to Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW) for surgery and rehabilitation of physically challenged children in 2011, Cadence sponsored vocational training for the children so that they could not only overcome their disability but also earn a livelihood.
- Cadence has funded the Computer on Wheels program of Tara Mobile Creche, which aims at teaching basic computer education to migrant children between 6 and 14 years. The program aims to reach out to 2,500 migrant children, and travels to different centers according to a monthly schedule.
In 2016, Cadence decided to extend its support to beyond vocational training, and initiated the Cadence Scholarship program with an objective to help under-privileged children take professional courses for a better career matching their aspiration. Presently 22 students, who have been identified by Cadence India employees for the scholarships are pursuing different streams of study based on their interest, and will be mentored by Cadence employees to help them face unforeseen challenges in the journey. This program will further expand in the current year to cover more students and locations.
Through employee contributions and company donation, Cadence has sponsored the land and part of the building for Vidya & Child’s Barola center in Noida for an after school facility and continues to guide these children by providing mentorship programs.
Cadence has believed in building women empowerment by providing opportunities to the girls to have equal or better opportunities. All Cadence sponsored vocational programs have had a high percentage of girl students.
Health and Sanitation
Health and nutrition are key areas of struggle for the dis-advantaged section, especially the children. Cadence has part-sponsored the nutrition program at BalChetna, a respite home and day-care facility for mentally challenged children that is run by DCCW. Through this program, the children are provided nutritious, freshly cooked midday meals, morning and afternoon snacks, and clean drinking water. Children suffering from malnutrition are provided dietary supplements.
During the Kosi floods in 2008, Cadence employees were helped in their cause by the company in donating relief material through partners like that included material to maintain health and sanitation for the people affected by the natural disasters.